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BenK

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Posted: 10/31/20 08:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://www.engadget.com/amp/chevy-ecrate-2021-174002305.html?guccounter=1

Exciting news!

Chevy will start selling EV retrofit kits in 2021

Wonder when their HD and HO versions will come out

Then the hot rod crowd's offerings


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Posted: 10/31/20 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm working on some apps for this segment that will play through your sound system:

- sudden loss of coolant with fake steam from under the hood = water pump
- a diesel blowing a head gasket, c/w fake white smoke of the burning coolant
- a diesel injector misfire 2 days after the last payment
- an interference engine stripping a timing belt and bending it's valves
- an auto trans losing drive in 3rd
- a check engine light that illuminates with a warning "25 miles to limp mode" tied to navigation so it comes on 50 miles into a vacation trip
- a fake will not start
- a fake fuel economy display that shows 50% less that "EPA numbers"

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Posted: 10/31/20 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Things, they are a changin’. Very interesting.


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Posted: 10/31/20 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

I'm working on some apps for this segment that will play through your sound system:


- a fake fuel economy display that shows 50% less that "EPA numbers"


Save your time,that one is already factual on most vehicles.


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Posted: 10/31/20 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

noteven wrote:

I'm working on some apps for this segment that will play through your sound system:

- sudden loss of coolant with fake steam from under the hood = water pump
- a diesel blowing a head gasket, c/w fake white smoke of the burning coolant
- a diesel injector misfire 2 days after the last payment
- an interference engine stripping a timing belt and bending it's valves
- an auto trans losing drive in 3rd
- a check engine light that illuminates with a warning "25 miles to limp mode" tied to navigation so it comes on 50 miles into a vacation trip
- a fake will not start
- a fake fuel economy display that shows 50% less that "EPA numbers"


Lol. [emoticon].

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Pretty cool idea, I wonder what the cost will be. I read another article on that Blazer conversion. With 200 hp and a 60 kwh battery it won't have Tesla-like performance or range, but enough to get out of its own way and drive to work and back. The other article I read stated that it used the stock automatic transmission- I would have to wonder why they didn't just bolt the EV motor to the transfer case.

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Posted: 11/05/20 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, we should all go buy 3K beaters and put in a 20-30K electric conversion. Might want to run that by your financial advisor.


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Posted: 11/05/20 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me Again wrote:

Yeah, we should all go buy 3K beaters and put in a 20-30K electric conversion. Might want to run that by your financial advisor.


Don't forget to add in the cargo trailer since the pickup bed is full of electrical junk.





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Lynnmor wrote:

Me Again wrote:

Yeah, we should all go buy 3K beaters and put in a 20-30K electric conversion. Might want to run that by your financial advisor.


Don't forget to add in the cargo trailer since the pickup bed is full of electrical junk.


Is that where the battery goes?

I don’t know. I think it will be a niche market. A brand new entry level Tesla Cybertruck starts at 39000 ish bucks. One would have to be dedicated to their old Chevy before dropping serious coin on an old truck and only have marginal performance.

JMHO.

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That’ll sell like snow shovels in Hawaii.



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